UBC In The News
Nurse shortage leads to more violence from patients, UBC finds
UBC nursing professor Farinez Havaei was interviewed about her new study that looked at how the workload on surgical nurses across the province leads to patients’ complaints and violence.
CBC, CBC BC Today, Vancouver Sun, The Province, MSN
Communities adapting to climate change
CBC’s BC Today interviewed Stephen Sheppard, UBC forestry professor and director of Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, about the effects of climate change for Metro Vancouver and how we can adapt.
CBC BC Today (33:07 mark)
Watchdog decries RCMP conduct at Wet’suwet’en protests in B.C.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, a UBC professor of law and director of the Indian Residential School History Dialogue Centre, says it is a matter of national interest that policing practice be clarified so that the rights of First Nations people are respected.
Globe and Mail (subscription), Vancouver Courier, North Shore News
Would a Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid help or hinder a city in a housing crisis?
Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke about building housing for the Olympics in Vancouver.
The Star (subscription)
2019 was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans. What does that mean for Canada?
Brian Hunt, a biological oceanographer and professor at UBC, says short-term warming events may have a greater impact on the ocean and inhabitants.
Apparent ‘urine drinking’ prank in B.C. shows kids still don’t understand social media: expert
Eric Meyers, a professor at UBC’s School of Information, commented on the “urine drinking” prank and the lack of understanding among young people about how decisions made online can impact their futures.
Kelowna Capital News
Vancouver philanthropist, visionary Robert Lee dies at the age of 86
Robert H. Lee, former chancellor of UBC and chairman of UBC Properties Trust, has passed away at the age of 86.
CBC, CBC Vancouver News at 6 (17:25 mark), CBC On The Coast, CTV, National Post, The Star, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Business in Vancouver, Vancouver Courier, Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, Daily Hive, Times Colonist, Castanet
Dogs show love to seniors
Castanet reported that UBCO’s B.A.R.K. therapy dog program visited local seniors on Valentine’s Day, and interviewed director John-Tyler Binfet, a professor at the school of education.